Anonymity profile for DHCP clients

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Document Type None Internet-Draft (dhc WG)
Last updated 2016-02-15 (latest revision 2016-01-29)
Replaces draft-huitema-dhc-anonymity-profile
Stream IETF
Intended RFC status Proposed Standard
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Document shepherd Bernie Volz
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Some DHCP options carry unique identifiers. These identifiers can enable device tracking even if the device administrator takes care of randomizing other potential identifications like link-layer addresses or IPv6 addresses. The anonymity profile is designed for clients that wish to remain anonymous to the visited network. The profile provides guidelines on the composition of DHCP or DHCPv6 requests, designed to minimize disclosure of identifying information.


Christian Huitema (
Tomek Mrugalski (
Suresh Krishnan (

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